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Tryptophan: good mood precursor

Tryptophan is an aromatic amino acid, nutritionally essential, which gives rise to various biosynthetic products such as coenzymes NAD and NADP, nicotinic acid, serotonin (the hormone responsible for mood), auxin, vitamin B3, the prosthetic group hemoglobin and other pigments. 76 more words


Lentils: rich source of protein

Famous all over the world, are legumes originating in Southwest Asia and Mesopotamia grown from 7000 BC, so popular as to be also named in the book of Genesis ( 220 more words


Anise: ancient and tasty spice

With the name of anise exist three plants (Pimpinella anisum, Illicium verum and Xanthoxylum piperitium) that belong to different families but united by the aroma of their seeds or fruits. 256 more words


Lobster: rich not only in price

The lobster is a highly prized crustacean, caught, by the method or trammel the pot, and consumed by the upper-middle class since ancient times. In Roman times, the lobster was generally called… 169 more words


Tomato: fruit for salads

Native of South America, exported by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the tomato is a fruit prized for its healthful properties, cultivated outdoors with a summer cycle, while in Chile and Ecuador, in particular, the tomato exists as a wild plant and thanks to the tropical climate provides fruit throughout the year. 131 more words


After all, the body works in balance. Too much of a specific nutrient can throw the body out of balance. Too much calcium, for example, especially unescorted calcium or the wrong kind of calcium, can contribute to hardening of the arteries which, in turn can eventually, squeeze down the arteries shooting up blood pressure numbers.

B vitamins: explore the world of B2

Vitamin B2 , also known as riboflavin, is a yellow compound heterocyclic obtained from a molecule of flavin bound to a chain formed by Ribitol. 224 more words